Continuing our 2014 Block of the Month, The Flower Basket Quilt, this month's block is the last of the basket motifs, the Lily to place in Basket 4, available now. For a little help with machine applique, see my blog post, "Now Fill the Baskets!".
Want to know what's going on in this quilter's day to day quilting/crafting life? Check out my Jeanne's Quilting Too Blog. This month you'll find a new little wall hanging, Spring Flowers.
Check out our two latest patterns:
Lattice Garden Quilt Pattern - An applique and pieced quilt featuring 12 appliqued flowers: daisy, coreopsis, day lily, daffodil, iris, morning glory, single tulip, multiple tulip, anemone, crocus, poppy and rose.
Pixie Garden Quilt Pattern - An applique and pieced quilt featuring Pixie Posy and the inhabitants of her wee garden: Red Bird, Blue Bird, Inchworm, Butterfly 1, Butterfly 2, Snail, Bee, Dragonfly, Flowers 1 & 2, and Lady Bug on her Mushroom. These quilts were designed with machine appliqué in mind but are still suitable for hand appliqué.
You've asked for it, now it's available! The State Flowers 1 pattern features directions for twelve 12" pieced blocks: Red Clover/Vermont, Magnolia/Louisiana & Mississippi, Peach Blossom/Delaware, Sunflower/Kansas, Pinecone/Maine, Dogwood/North Carolina & Virginia, Rose/New York, Peony/Indiana, Sagebrush/Nevada, California Poppy/California, Scarlet Carnation/Ohio, Early Blue Violet/Rhode Island (an all new block!). Watch in the coming months for 3 more State Flower block patterns plus one for Canadian Provincial flowers.
Exciting news! The Sister's Choice quilt that I made for my sister Kathy is featured on the cover of Emilie Richard's latest novel, "Sister's Choice." See more about this in the Virtual Gallery.
A Tenth Anniversary gift to you! It's been a pleasure building this site since 1998 and meeting so many wonderful quilters. The very simple, very quick Giant Star Quilt is perfect for donation quilts, as my guild is doing. Enjoy!
New! Visit our two new book stores! You'll see all sorts of quilting books, software and more at the Quilt Book Store and books about birds and critters at the Wildlife Book Store. Check it out!
More flower patterns! Cottage Garden Path Quilt and Birthday Blossoms Quilt are both patterns that include 12 full size flower designs each. See our Pattern Page. You'll find eight more patterns with a flower theme as well as several other fun designs.